Joe D

I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.

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The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip: A Fan’s Guide To Major League Stadiums

An article by posted on March 6, 2012 0 Comments
The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip: A Fan’s Guide To Major League Stadiums

The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip A Fan’s Guide to Major League Stadiums (2nd Ed.) I received an email about a week ago from Josh Pahigian, co-author of The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip: A Fan’s Guide to Major League Stadiums. He wrote to tell me that his great selling book has been updated to include Citi Field […]

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ESPN: Boras Clarifies NY Times Quotes

An article by posted on March 6, 2012 0 Comments

Scott Boras insisted to ESPNNewYork today that he was not singling out the Mets owners in his comments to the Times. The agent just believes in a general sense that major-market teams have a duty to their fans to spend at competitive levels. “I didn’t speak of anyone’s name,” Boras said. “I didn’t speak of anyone’s franchise.” […]

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Mets vs Nationals: Starting Lineups, Team Notes

An article by posted on March 5, 2012 0 Comments
Mets vs Nationals: Starting Lineups, Team Notes

The Mets begin their 2012 Grapefruit League season against the Washington Nationals tonight at Digital Domain Park. The game begins at 6:10PM and it will be televised live on SNY. Mets Lineup Andres Torres, CF Daniel Murphy, 2B Justin Turner, 3B Ike Davis, 1B Jason Bay, LF Lucas Duda, RF Valentino Pascucci, DH Josh Thole, […]

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Judge Rules: Mets Going To Trial

An article by posted on March 5, 2012 0 Comments
Judge Rules: Mets Going To Trial

Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the US District Court in Manhattan has ruled that the lawsuit filed by the trustree against the Mets owners will go to trial on March 19. The judge also ruled that the Wilpons are liable for the $83 million in fictitious profits. Irving Picard will have a chance to convince […]

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Pelfrey’s Sinker Was Sharp, He’s Determined To Have A Big Year

An article by posted on March 5, 2012 0 Comments
Pelfrey’s Sinker Was Sharp, He’s Determined To Have A Big Year

Yesterday, Mike Pelfrey put his revamped sinker to the test and the early results were very encouraging. The big right-hander tossed two hitless innings yesterday in an intrasquad game at Digital Domain Park. He struck out two and walked one over his two hitless innings and even shattered Valentino Pascucci’s bat with a sinker. Pelf worked exclusively from […]

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Citi Field Revenues Down 30% Since Opening In 2009

An article by posted on March 5, 2012 0 Comments

Citi Field revenues have dropped more than 30 percent since the New York Mets ballpark opened in 2009, and premium ticket sales are down by nearly 50 percent, according to financial records obtained by Newsday. Overall attendance declined 26 percent, to 2.3 million, and during that time, revenues for concessions and parking slipped. The financial […]

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Mets Single Game Tickets On Sale Monday, Concert Series, Fireworks Night

An article by posted on March 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Single Game Tickets On Sale Monday, Concert Series, Fireworks Night

The New York Mets announced that single game tickets go on sale Monday, March 5 at 10 a.m. at Mets.com or by phone at (718) 507-TIXX. The club also announced the addition of the Mets Concert Series and Fireworks Night to the 2012 promotional schedule at Citi Field. The Friday night post-game Concert Series will […]

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Sunday Mets Notes: Wright Out Indefinitely, Hairston Sidelined With Oblique, Intrasquad Lineups

An article by posted on March 4, 2012 0 Comments
Sunday Mets Notes: Wright Out Indefinitely, Hairston Sidelined With Oblique, Intrasquad Lineups

Updated Sunday AM This morning, Sandy Alderson told reporters David Wright has continued discomfort in his left rib cage, and will not play again until he’s asymptomatic. According to Adam Rubin, the Mets are treating this very conservatively in part because of Scott Hairston straining an oblique muscle in Saturday’s intrasquad game. Wright was scratched from Saturday’s intrasquad because […]

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Santana Upbeat After Tossing Two Innings Of Live Batting Practice

An article by posted on March 1, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Upbeat After Tossing Two Innings Of Live Batting Practice

Johan Santana just completed throwing his first live batting practice session of the spring. Pitching coach Dan Warthen remarked “nice stuff” after Santana completed his first inning of live BP. Johan threw 22 pitches to Jason Bay, David Wright, Ike Davis and Vinny Rottino. In his second simulated inning, Santana tossed 21 more pitches (43 total) […]

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MMO Hits & Misses: Kid Patches Are Sweet, Buns Of Steel, Forever Young?

An article by posted on March 1, 2012 0 Comments

Good morning, everyone. Who’s ready for a Mets baseball game on Monday? Free agent pitcher Chris Young reportedly wants a major league deal, which makes it highly unlikely he’ll be joining the Mets this season no matter how interested Sandy Alderson is on bringing the right-hander back. Young dazzled in his very brief tenure with the Mets last […]

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